All laundry finished drying from yesterday, folded and put away. When I went to grab the towels out of the dryer, I discovered a dead mouse on the basement floor. Ick. I assume got into the De-con that the LL had her handyman put down, last year, at my request. We haven't seen anymore upstairs at least. I finally got the kids school photos mailed out, using generic note stationary, and writing, "Best wishes for a happy 2014!" inside. I limited mailings to my 6 aunts/uncles, 2 Godparents of the youngest who had pictures taken this year, my Mom. Decided not to send any out to my cousins, as I have done in years past. They never reciprocate, postage adds up. Looks like I'll limit Xmas cards/ sending photos to the aforementioned, older relatives. Done.
Paid the plow bill (ouch!) from Dec and the cable bill. I called the auto ins co., as "on line" it still shows my now traded in car, as still being on the policy. Huh? According to the service rep, it takes some time for adjustments to show, she is seeing the 12/23 date when the car in question was replaced with my new to me car, OK. I got the figure that is now due-an additional $42. Ok, once the on line stuff recalibrates, I'll pay that.
Breakfast was fried eggs in reserved bacon fat, toast, OJ, coffee/tea.
Lunch: I had the rest of the egg noodles with the rest of the spaghetti noodles on top and some leftover sauce. If you look closely, you can see the egg noodles on the bottom, right.
For the twins, I offered some freshly made soup:
Meanwhile, I heard from my X, he won't pick up the twins until tomorrow. Ok, 2 more for dinner. I was going to have the aforementioned soup. Hmmm . . I know! Breakfast for dinner!
I mixed up a batch of pancake batter. Perfect! I used this recipe:
Beat the following together in a small bowl, then set aside:
1 1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk (I used instant and added 1 Tbsp white vinegar per cup to sour the milk, let set 5 minutes)
2 Tbsp cooking oil
In a large bowl, mix:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Pour liquid into the dry ingredients and mix till blended but slightly lumpy. Cook on greased griddle.
* I tripled the recipe
Love being able to cook so many, so quickly.
I store my cooked pancakes on a plate in the microwave, which acts like a warming oven.
Breakfast for dinner! It's been ages since I did this. Kids liked it.
Need to get the darn tree down (kids are dragging their feet and i like it gone come Jan 1), and have older DS take it outside to the woods. Also need to bring some firewood in to "warm up" for tonight and tomorrow. Trying to burn cold wood is not easy.